Southwest Airlines flight aborts takeoff at Denver International Airport

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Southwest Airlines flight 513 aborted takeoff at Denver International Airport. Jan. 21, 2013

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DENVER -- Passengers on a Southwest flight from Denver to Las Vegas got quite a scare Monday.

Flight 513 was on the runway about to take off when a warning light came on, and the pilot decided to abort take off.

Emergency vehicle approaches Southest Airlines plane at Denver International Airport. Photo: raquelc415 via Instagram
Emergency vehicle approaches Southest Airlines plane at Denver International Airport. Photo: raquelc415 via Instagram

The plane experienced hot brakes and blew three tires. "We were taking off and then right before takeoff he slammed on the brakes," said Sheryl Delgado, a passenger on the plane.

"I was right above the wing and there was a little bit of smoke coming out," said Raynita Santiago, who was also on board.

Luckily none of the 137 passengers or 5 crew members were hurt. They were taken to the concourse on buses and put onto a different plane.

"Crew members, everyone, I thought they were most accommodating," said Cheryl Courtney, another passenger.

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